Eunice E. Denton

July 31, 1928 ‒ June 11, 2016

Galion, Ohio

Eunice E. Denton, 87, of Galion passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Magnolia Terrace.

Born July 31, 1928 in Morrow County, she was the daughter of the late Ira G. and Mabel Irene (Hildebrand) Ruhl. She married Lowell F. Denton on November 15, 1949 and he preceded her on August 4, 2006.

She was a graduate of Johnsville High School in 1946 and worked as a clerk at the former Vaughn’s Pharmacy in Galion. Eunice was very active at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years and was also very active in the Colonel Crawford Lions Club. She enjoyed sewing and making crafts.

She is survived by three daughters, Gloria (Craig) Carr of Poland, Ohio, Jan and John of Florida and Melanie Walburn of Galloway; two grandchildren, Kimberly (Mike) Ciccone and Jennifer Marchi; one great granddaughter, Jana Ciccone; three step-grandchildren, Kari Rucker, Stephanie Struckman and Rick Walburn; eight step great-grandchildren and two sisters, Shirley (Joe) Lloyd of Fredericktown and Zelda (Don) Gill of Farmington, New Mexico.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one sister, Esther Haring and three brothers, Richard, Lowell and Walter Ruhl.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, with Ray and Don Linn, ministers officiating. Burial will follow in Crawford County Memory Gardens in Crestline.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove Church of Christ or to the Colonel Crawford Lions Club in care of the funeral home.

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  • Dear Gloria&,Craig, : Jan: & John, & ,Melanie
    I was sadden to hear the lost of your mother!! She will be greatly missed. I spent a lot of weekends with your ladies when we were younger ,I can hear your mom telling us girls shut the light off and go to bed !! I sure will miss talking to her on the phone . She was one of a kind Lady an other angel earned her wings today .. You all are in my thoughts & prayers, Debbie Lloyd

    • Thank you for your thoughtful note of condolence. It was so sweet of you to mention your memories of Mother and our childhood. I wish you had been able to attend the funeral. I would have loved to have seen you again.

  • So sorry for your loss. Eunice was such a sweetheart and classy lady. Her smile was contagious. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • So sorry to hear of Aunt Eunice passing. Our prayers are with you all. She was always so kind and loving.’
    Sherry {Ruhl} Ramsey

  • Eunice helped me to grow as a woman in Christ. She was such a loving person, full of grace and joy. While I rejoice that she may now rest in the arms of Christ our King I am also sorry for your loss.

  • So sorry for your loss. I wish I could pay my respects in person, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with your family when Jan and I were classmates. Your mother was always so welcoming. My your precious memories bring you comfort and peace.

  • We always enjoyed being neighbors to your folks on 598. We enjoyed playing dominos and a few cards. Melissa was always happy when Jennifer would come to visit her grandparents so they could play and go to VBS together. We have great memories of her wonderful peanut brittle at Christmas. She was a very special person with much love for her family. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I am very sad to read of Eunice’s passing. I met her years ago when she worked at Vaughan’s and I will never forget her. I still put a love knot ornament on our Christmas tree every year that she made long ago. I visited her often last year at Magnolia Terrace. Eunice always shared precious pictures of her beautiful much loved family and things that revealed her great love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My sadness is countered by joy in knowing she is in the presence of her Savior with no pain or any hindrance as she explores her new welcome surroundings.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during your time of loss! The Denton’s were wonderful neighbors while I was growing up on 598! In these last few years it always warmed my heart to know Eunice carried pictures of my children around like they were her own family. She will be truly missed, but I know her and Lowell are together again!

  • Dear Gloria, Jan, and Melanie and family
    Luke, Julie and I are so sorry to find out about our dear friend and your wonderful mother’s passing. We were shocked as we were out of state when all this happened and didn’t know until Luke and I came to visit today. We are sorry we didn’t make it to the funeral or visitation. We so enjoyed getting to know your mom and your family though her. She loved the Lord and her family very much. She told us lots of stories. We are thankful that her suffering on earth is done and wholeness is now for her with your Dad too. We are going to miss our time and the crafts. God’s grace and peace be with you all during this difficult time. Love Scott, Julie and Luke Tinnermeier

    • Dear Scott, Julie and Luke,
      Thank you for your thoughtful note of condolence. It was so sweet of you to mention your memories of time spent with Mother. She truly appreciated your visits and always looked forward to Monday. She talked of you often and all that she and Luke would share, especially his prayers for her each time he’d visit.

  • We were so shocked to hear about Eunice. Not getting a daily paper, we don’t always get the news. Checked on obituaries this morning and saw it this morning. Would have come to calling hours if we had known. So sorry we weren’t there. Eunice was almost like a second mom to me when we lived on 598. We shared so much together and always walked across the road just to talk, confide, and share things we both made or bought, and talk about our families and of course borrowing a cup of sugar or an egg . Eunice and Lowell were fantastic neighbors and great friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. I know she will really be missed. She was a remarkable lady.